The Clear Lake City Council met Monday evening at City Hall. Alliant Energy’s Jim Collins gave the mayor and council an update on their activities in Clear Lake. He says Alliant is putting in new underground utility lines on Highway 18 and North 20th Street. Clear Lake will also have new equipment to clean its beaches. Watch video of entire meeting.|The Clear Lake City Council met Monday evening at City Hall.
Alliant Energy’s Jim Collins gave the mayor and council an update on their activities in Clear Lake. He says Alliant is putting in new underground utility lines on Highway 18 and North 20th Street. Collins says that it is more “aesthetically pleasing” to put the lines underground, and in this case the costs worked out for Alliant to do the project that way. Also, more underground lines will go in on North Shore Drive, which will help the new streetscape area look better as well.
Deb Tesar, Vice President of the Association for the Preservation of Clear Lake, also made a presentation to the Mayor and Council. She says one of the priorities of the association is improve the water clarity and lower the bacteria levels in Clear Lake. In order to help accomplish this, a “beach cleaning device” can be used to groom the beaches. She says that a device has been purchased by the association (with donations from others, like the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce) to groom Clear Lake’s beaches and will be donated to the DNR. The City Of Clear Lake was not asked for any funds for the equipment. The association only asked the city for help in maintaining the equipment, which was unanimously approved. It was said that the device can even go into some very shallow water to clean those areas as well. The lifespan of the equipment is about 8 to 10 years.
City Administrator Scott Flory and other city officials made other presentations regarding street improvements and tax assessments to some Clear Lake residents.
For more information, view the council packet here and watch the video below.
Watch video of entire Clear Lake City Council meeting from June 20, 2011: